Baltimore Orioles claim Pedro Severino off waivers
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Pedro Severino off waivers from the Washington Nationals.
A 25-year-old right-handed hitter, Severino batted .187 with four...
Eric Young Jr. agrees to minor league deal with Orioles
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Eric Young Jr. has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and will report to major league spring training.
The 33-year-old hit .202 with one home run and eight RBIs in 41 games for the Los Angeles Angels last year.
Young has a .245 average in 10 big league seasons with Colorado, the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Atlanta and the Angels and Atlanta. He led the NL with 46 stolen bases in 2013.
Trout, Ohtani homer as Angels rally past Rockies 10-7
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a majestic three-run homer a few hours after he pitched a simulated game. Mike Trout followed Ohtani's blast two innings later with the first homer of his emotional August.
And those weren't even the important hits in a wild comeback victory for the Los Angeles Angels.
Laureano makes great play as Athletics beat Angels 7-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano grabbed the spotlight, and that was just fine with Edwin Jackson.
Laureano made an outstanding defensive play in the third inning, helping Jackson and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 on Saturday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons homered and made more than one spectacular defensive play. Eric Young Jr. homered and made a phenomenal play with his glove as well.
The Angels' star shortstop was more than willing to cede the spotlight to his journeyman teammate after a revitalizing win for Los Angeles.
Simmons hit a two-run homer and dazzled in the field to lead the Angels to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Angels star Trout out 4th straight game with sore wrist
CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles Angels All-Star outfielder Mike Trout is missing his fourth straight game with a nagging right wrist injury.
Trout hasn't played since injuring his wrist while sliding on a steal attempt Wednesday in Tampa. The 26-year-old said Saturday night that he still has soreness in his wrist when he swings and throws.
After he was evaluated Sunday, manager Mike Scioscia chose to keep him out of the series finale against the Indians.
Ohtani has RBI single, 2 walks in debut at plate for Angels
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani had a much better big league debut as a hitter than he did as a pitcher.
After patiently drawing walks in his first two plate appearances, Ohtani hit a sharp RBI single up the middle in his first spring training start as a designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels.
Angels decline 2018 options on Huston Street, Ricky Nolasco
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have declined their contract options for next season on former closer Huston Street and right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
The Angels also announced Friday that outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Shane Robinson and reliever Deolis Guerra have elected to become free agents.
Street spent the past 3 1/2 seasons of his 13-year career with the Angels, who held a $10 million club option for 2018. Instead, the two-time All-Star gets a $1 million buyout.
Bridwell, Paxton duel before Angels breakout, beat Mariners
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels and Mariners closed out the season with a pitchers' duel.
Parker Bridwell pitched seven scoreless innings in a showdown with James Paxton, Eric Young Jr. hit a three-run homer and Los Angeles beat Seattle 6-2 in the teams' season finale Sunday.
Paxton shut out Los Angeles for six innings, but Young homered off James Pazos during a six-run seventh inning.
"It always feels good to win," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Just when CC Sabathia was pitching like an ace again, the big left-hander got hurt.
Sabathia exited early with a strained left hamstring, and Eric Young Jr. rallied the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory in 11 innings that snapped the New York Yankees' six-game winning streak Tuesday night.
Young helps Angels rally for 12-6 win over Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — No one is expecting Eric Young Jr. to do what Mike Trout did for the Los Angeles Angels while the two-time MVP recovers from thumb surgery.
But so far his contributions have been important in helping the Angels while Trout recovers.
DETROIT (AP) — Eric Young Jr. is taking advantage of the opportunity to play in place of Mike Trout.
Young had three hits and scored three runs, helping the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 11-4 Thursday.
Yankees make 2 minor trades, get Eric Young Jr from Brewers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees acquired speedy minor league outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations Wednesday, capping a busy day for New York general manager Brian Cashman.
The Yankees also sent outfielder Ben Gamel, the MVP of the International League, to the Seattle Mariners for minor league right-handers Juan De Paula and Jio Orozco.